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Just put a new engne in my 2000 toyota celica gt. old engine spun a bearing and threw a rod. i have the new engine all hooked up i have spark an it cranks over but will not start. i also can not hear the fuel pump kick on.

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  • orioles2005 Apr 28, 2010

    me and my friend did he engine swap ourselves never removed fuel pump relay nor can we find it lol. i tried listening by the fuel door but still couldnt hear anything.

  • orioles2005 Apr 28, 2010

    ok check fuel systems have fuel pressure fuel injectors are spraying i have spark why won it start.



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If you have spark than your fuel pump should turn on for a couple seconds prior to cranking the ignition. Try turning the key to the on position without cranking and listen for the pump. You should hear a two second run by the pump. Be in a very quiet place to do this as it is not very loud. Or have someone listen by the fuel filler door with the cap out.

You might want to check your fuel pump relay for power as well. Maybe it is bumped or damaged fromt he engine swap? It should be up front with a bunch of other relays. Wouldnt it be funny if they took it out to make sure the engine wasnt cranked prematurely?!

Good luck and be careful.

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  • john andrew manchook Apr 29, 2010

    You have fuel, air, spark eh?

    Whats left? Timing? Bad fuel?

    If the engine was a pullout from another car maybe you should check the timing and see whats what.

    If the engine has a spun timing belt you wouldn't have proper valve and piston timing to run whether you had fuel or not. But with bad timing you usually have the motor hit and miss now and again.

    If your car sat around for a while perhaps the fuel was contaminated with water? That is a longshot but its is worth checking out right? Do a compression test too.

    I know your post says its a new it brand new or just new to you? A new motor might have stuff packed into the intake to prevent dirt and critters from getting into it. If you compression test the motor you should know immediately if it isn't getting any air.

    Keep me posted!



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